Museum of Science Partners with World Music/CRASHarts to Host National Geographic Live Talks

September 26, 2018

Lynsey Addario, Renowned Photojournalist, and Kara Cooney, Professor of Egyptology, to Speak October 28 and January 11

BOSTON, MA (September 26, 2018) — Together with World Music/CRASHarts, the Museum of Science presents National Geographic Live, the highly acclaimed speaker series, for two premier events. As the global leader in visually compelling storytelling, National Geographic engages and enlightens curious audiences, and empowers them to make a difference in the world. Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, will speak October 28 and Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, will speak January 11, both at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

On October 28th, prolific photographer, author, and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Lynsey Addario will speak about her experiences capturing powerful images in war-torn, dangerous environments, such as Afghanistan, Darfur, and Libya. As chronicled in her best-selling memoir, It’s What I Do, Addario became relentless in pursuit of images that depict the cruelties of conflict as well as the dignity and humanity of the victims. A film based on It’s What I Do is currently in development, having been optioned by Warner Brothers, to be directed by Ridley Scott. Her newest book, Of Love & War available October 23, is a personally curated selection of her photographs across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. A book signing will follow Addario’s talk.

On January 11th, Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, will speak to the reigns of powerful, ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Dr. Cooney is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Woman Who Would be King, which tells the tale of Queen Hatshepsut’s rise to power. Her career has spanned hosting the show Out of Egypt on the Discovery Channel and curating the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibit Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, to researching crafts, coffins, and economies in the ancient world. In her talk, Cooney will focus on the undeniable power and influence of those ancient queens who are often neglected in history books.

More information regarding location and tickets is available here.

National Geographic Live: A Photographer's Life of Love and War (Lynsey Addario)

  • Sunday, October 28; 3:00 pm
  • Cahner's Theater
  • Admission: $48, $58
  • Reserved seating
  • For tickets and information: 617-876-4275

National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World (Dr. Kara Cooney)

  • Friday, January 11; 8:00 pm
  • Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge
  • Admission: $28, $32, $37, $48
  • Reserved seating
  • For tickets and information: 617-876-4275

About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 15 million students and 165,000 educators. Visit:

About World Music/CRASHarts

World Music/CRASHarts is a nonprofit organization that presents diverse artistic experiences that inspire, entertain, challenge, and transform. We provide a platform for established, emerging, and under-represented global performing artists, fostering a diverse community that celebrates cultural discovery and participation in greater Boston’s cultural arts arena. Visit

About National Geographic Live:

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world, including Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit


About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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